In the old days, farmers gathered together to help each other with various big chores, chores that need a lot of people. Here in central Italy, in the Le Marche region we carry on the tradition, having fun, sharing stories and laughs together.
Bottling the superb wine of the Fiorano estate is just one of those events!
Fiorano is owned by Paolo and Paola, friends, colleagues and of course, wine makers whose winery and vineyard is on the next hill over from us, in the countryside of Cossignano.
Here’s a silly video I made of the day:
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A traveling wine bottling machine that sits as a trailer on a truck comes to the winery, where we all pitch in, folding boxes, taping boxes, putting the bottles into boxes and so forth. The wine is usually bottled at the end of winter, in February or March when it’s still cold outdoors.
Of course in true Italian style, after a hard day with the noisy machine we all sit down to a wonderful dinner where we eat, exchange stories and enjoy the wine we just bottled!